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    Badly seized, or do you not know yet?

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    Camshafts were made from cheese, a very soft cheese. Good little bikes. I had a sporty CB version. I bought it because I also owned a Norton and wanted to do some motorcycling in between rebuilding....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Badly seized, or do you not know yet?
    No idea yet. It was getting dark and my leg was killing me so I had the plugs out to see if someone had filled it with oil (no) gave it a squirt of WD in both pots and gave up for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    Camshafts were made from cheese, a very soft cheese. Good little bikes. I had a sporty CB version. I bought it because I also owned a Norton and wanted to do some motorcycling in between rebuilding....
    Cams and other parts were about good enough for their job.

    Hondas generally made the oil do a lot.

    Owners knew better than the service interval for oil changes and the oil grade stamped on the engine.

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    I can't see any of the pictures......

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    Quote Originally Posted by iansoady View Post
    I can't see any of the pictures......
    I can see them perfectly well.


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    I can see them perfectly well.

    Me too Donald.

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    Me too Donald.
    This is the closest Ink Ink may get to being described as pleasant....

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    This is the closest Ink Ink may get to being described as pleasant....
    Owning a Norton Jubilee when others had CB175s can do things to a person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    Owning a Norton Jubilee when others had CB175 can do things to a person.
    I only bought a CB175 because I already had a Norton Jubilee and needed to get about the place (mainly the Norton spares shop!)

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    I'd swap this for a Norton if anyone wanted a runaround...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chillitt View Post
    I'd swap this for a Norton if anyone wanted a runaround...

    You're on. I'll swap you for an unopened pack of 115mm cutting discs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    You're on. I'll swap you for an unopened pack of 115mm cutting discs.
    How big a pack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    Badly seized, or do you not know yet?
    Bottom end turns nicely until 'something' makes contact with 'something else'. busted rod or dropped valve. Bet now!

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